Bigg Boss Season 13:  Highlights of Episode 17
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Bigg Boss Season 13: Highlights of Episode 17

In episode 17, fights erupt between Rashami Desai, Sidharth Shukla and Paras Chhabra as Bigg Boss asks the contestants to choose two housemates to go to jail.

Tensions in the Bigg Boss 13 house are rising in the house as the third week comes to a close.  With only one week left until the (first) finale, fights have become a common occurrence in the house on a daily basis.  With the contestants getting involved in the drama between Rashami Desai and Sidharth Shukla, individuals are seen making their stance known, taking sides while others continue to toe the line and move back and forth between the two.

In the 17th episode on October 17, 2019, Sidharth Shukla and Paras Chhabra get into a heated fight over their respective duties with several of the housemates getting involved, including Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Sidharth continues to vent about the attacks on his attitude while Arti Singh tries to calm him down.  Outside, Siddharth Dey and Rashami Desai discuss Sidharth’s behavior and his aggression while Rashami states that Sidharth does have good qualities, but she has seen a lot of his aggression.  Sidharth Shukla continues to vent to Arti outside as she tells him to leave it alone.

Inside, Devoleena and Paras discuss the issue between Sidharth Shukla and Rashami.  Paras tells Devoleena that Sidharth and Paras used to share the same driver and if he wanted to reveal all of Sidharth’s secrets, he could destroy him.  He also reveals that Sidharth has been in rehab for the past year.  Rashami approaches the group and starts crying while the two calm her down.  Later, Shehnaaz asks a crying Arti if she used to date Sidharth.  Rashami tells Shehnaaz to talk to her about anything, but not about Sidharth, as she doesn’t want to reveal everything on air.

Arti tries to play mediator between Devoleena and Sidharth Shukla, but the two get into  a heated discussion due to Sidharth’s yelling.  They ultimately do sort things out.  When the contestants wake up the next morning, the jail is in the garden area.  Their task for the day is to decide who should be in the jail.  Abu Malik chooses Shehnaaz and Paras, Devoleena says Sidharth Shukla and Rashami, Rashami chooses Sidharth Shukla and Siddharth Dey, which turns into a debate between Sidharth Shukla and Rashami.  Arti says Sana and Paras, Asim chooses Shefali Bagga and Shehnaaz, while Paras chooses Arti Singh and Sidharth Shukla.  Shehnaaz chooses herelf and Siddharth Dey, Shefali chooses Arti and Rashami, while Sidharth Shukla chooses Rashami and Paras.

After making their choices, the contestants stay in the activity area for a while as Rashami and Sidharth Shukla get into a fight.  While Sidharth S. initially tries to tell Rashami that her reason for nominating him is invalid, the fight blows into an argument between Paras and Sidharth when Paras tells Sidharth that he does not do his share of work around the house.  Sidharth goes into the confession room and is upset while talking to Bigg Boss, who tells Sidharth that if he’s right, it will show on screen and the fans are watching.

Paras tells Shehnaaz to stop being influenced by others and take a stand for herself, after which she tries to change her vote to Asim (instead of herself), but Asim gets upset and begins fighting, so Shehnaaz ultimately changes it back to herself.  Shehnaaz and Sidharth Shukla are chosen for the jail and take their place there.  The discussion quickly turns to the temperature in jail and Sidharth is seen asking Bigg Boss to send a fan as it’s too hot.

Shefali and Mahira discuss Arti and the two question why Arti is sitting outside the jail the entire time.  Shefali says that Arti does not have anything else to do in the house and just centers her time around Sidharth.  Sidharth begins punching the bathroom wall, worrying everyone.  Sidharth and Shehnaaz talk about Paras and Shehnaaz being under his influence – While Paras tells Shehnaaz that she is under Sidharth’s influence.

With this episode, it has become clear that Shehnaaz is being manipulated in her naivete by either side and is caught in between Sidharth Shukla and Paras.  It will be interesting to see how Salman Khan tackles this issue on Weekend Ka Vaar.

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By Sophia Qureshi
Pakistani Drama enthusiast, Bollywood fan, elementary school teacher, writer, reader, photographer, lifelong student and mother